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Dems tap Mary Gay Scanlon as candidate for 7th District special election | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 27, 2018
Pennsylvania Democrats have selected Mary Gay Scanlon as their candidate for the 7th U.S. Congressional District special election, officials announced on Friday.Gov. Tom Wolf called for a special election to be held in conjunction with the general election in November to replace former U.S.
PHOTOS: The Hill School celebrates the Class of 2018 | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 27, 2018
POTTSTOWN >> The Hill School's class of 2018 officially said goodbye Saturday as students shook hands and walked across the stage, diploma in tow.The Hill School presented diplomas to 148 graduates Saturday at the school's 167th annual commencement ceremony. Under a tent on the school's field, stude...
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Philly Tribune | May 26, 2018
This undated photo provided by the Whistler family shows Ella Whistler. Whistler was shot in a classroom Friday, May 25, 2018 at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., near Indianapolis. Whistler's family released a statement late Friday night saying…
DA's office probing state trooper gun discharge incident in Avondale | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
Avondale >> Two state troopers stationed at the Avondale police barracks discharged their guns at 11:30 p.m. May 23, the Chester County District Attorney's office announced. No one was struck or injured by the gun discharge.Based on a preliminary investigation, the following facts have been discover...
Small Talk: Water, water everywhere | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
Water!Should we embrace summer all at once with a cannonball or should we ease on in slowly from the shallow end of the pool?I know, I will likely be getting wet to recognize the unofficial beginning of summer on Memorial Day weekend.Following a long, cold winter, the water is guaranteed to be nippy...
Just call detective 'doctor' | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
WEST CHESTER >> Members of law enforcement are known by a variety of honorifics. "Patrolman," for one. "Officer," for another. "Detective," "Sergeant," "Detective Sergeant," "Chief."Few, however, can claim the title of "Doctor of Philosophy." But Chester County Detective Ben Martin is now among thos...
Chester County families advocate for stricter DUI laws | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
HARRISBURG >> Two Chester County families were among those advocating for effective state laws to "combat never-ending DUI crashes and resultant deaths and injuries."Fifteen Pennsylvania families who lost children in DUI-related crashes joined lawmakers, including state Sens. John Rafferty and Scott...
Woman wanted in connection with drug overdose death at large | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
EAST BRANDYWINE >> East Brandywine police are searching for Samantha Grace Nesspor and have issued a warrant for her arrest in connection with delivering drugs that resulted in the overdose death of an individual.Nesspor is a 2010 graduate of Twin Valley High School.Nesspor will be charged for drug ...
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
Middletown >> A Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life ticket sold in Chester County for the May 10 drawing won a prize of $1,000 a week for life, or $1 million cash. It was sold at Thorndale Beverage, 65 N. Bailey Road, Thorndale.The winning ticket for the drawing, which took place on Thursday, May 10, cor...
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
West Chester >> Threats of violence made by a student at St. Agnes Catholic School on Gay Street on May 22 were dealt with immediately and quashed, school officials said. The threats were made by a current student by way of social media."Upon receipt of that information, we immediately contacted the...
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
west chester >> A witness to the "cat and mouse" interplay between a Delaware County man and a West Chester high school student that ended in the teenager's death told a police investigator soon afterwards that the confrontation caught his attention, for good reason."He heard a bang," said West Gosh...
Daily Local | May 26, 2018
West Chester >> The Women's League for Minority Education recently provided five graduating seniors from the Coatesville Area Senior High School and two graduating seniors from Henderson High School with $1,000 scholarships. The event was held in West Chester.Earning the scholarships were: Mehia And...
Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 25, 2018
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled celebrity chef Mario Batali. The NYPD confirmed the…
Coroner: Reality TV star Brian Lancaster had drugs in system at time of death | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 25, 2018
West Chester > Brian Lancaster, the former reality TV star who died at the Phoenixville Hospital on March 29, had fentanyl, heroin and alcohol in his body at the time of his death, the Chester County coroner's office said.Dr. Christina VandePol, Chester County Coroner has ruled 43-year-old Lancaster...
Daily Local | May 25, 2018
LIMERICK >> If first impressions mean anything, the return of an LPGA-affiliated tournament to the Delaware Valley for the first time in 14 years was a rousing success on Thursday.The first round of the Valley Forge Invitational at Raven's Claw Golf Club saw perfect playing and scoring conditions, a...
APTOPIX Oman Cyclone | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 24, 2018
Men walk on a road flooded after heavy rain and strong winds caused damage in Hadibu as Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra. At least 17 people were reported missing. (AP Photo/Abdullah Morgan)
Oman Cyclone | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 24, 2018
Men stand in water on a flooded road after heavy rain and strong winds caused damage in Hadibu as Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra. (AP Photo/Abdullah Morgan)
Egypt Activist | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 24, 2018
Roger Anis, prominent activist and blogger Wael Abbas signs a copy of his book, “The theory of leaving the bowl,” in Cairo, Egypt. (Roger Anis via AP)
Constituyente juramenta a Maduro como presidente reelecto | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 24, 2018
El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, la presidenta de la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente, Delcy Rodríguez, a la izquierda, y la primera dama Cilia Flores saludan al llegar a la Asamblea Constituyente para una sesión especial en Caracas, el jueves 24…
Ecuador: Moreno busca renovar economía tras 1 año de gestión | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 24, 2018
El presidente de Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, llega para pronunciar su primer discurso anual sobre el estado de la nación en la Asamblea Nacional en Quito, Ecuador, el jueves 24 de mayo de 2018. (AP Foto / Dolores Ochoa)
Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 24, 2018
FILE- In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process are displayed as Google's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, and Twitter's…
Police arrest two men in connection with West Chester stabbing | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 24, 2018
WEST CHESTER >> West Chester police have arrested two people in connection with an early-morning stabbing at a residence on South High Street after they were positively identified by witnesses, authorities said. According to West Chester police, the stabbing took place May 29 at 12:45 a.m. on the un...
Krapf Bus Company workers help kids retrieve baby goose from sewer | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 24, 2018
EAST CALN >> Members of the public came together when they saw a baby goose in need of help. Jeffrey Murray, the safety officer with Krapf Bus Company, was on his way back from a service call when he saw a young boy on the side of the road by the Rover building in East Caln Township. He said the boy...
Daily Local | May 24, 2018
West Goshen >> The first annual West Goshen Original Memorial Day Cemetery Tour will take place this year, thanks to the planning by the Green Mount Cemetery Association.On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the West Goshen Historical Commission will sponsor a cemetery tour at the Green Mount Cemetery at 117 ...
Daily Local | May 24, 2018
Downingtown >> For the 7th annual Chester County Mac-n-Cheese Cookoff, the Thorndale-Downingtown Rotary has created a special partnership with the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association to gain awareness of the need for volunteers for local fire and EMS stations. Proceeds from the cookoff support co...
Daily Local | May 24, 2018
Norristown >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19 of West Whiteland, and members of the Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction (PlanCon) Advisory Committee unanimously approved recommendations to overhaul the way Pennsylvania funds school building projects. The recommendations, which come...
Daily Local | May 24, 2018
West Chester >> With their strong finish at the Lehigh Valley Invitational, the quiz bowl teams from both Downingtown East High School and Great Valley High School in Malvern proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage. Today, May 25, the teams will represent their schools in the 345-team N...
Philly Tribune | May 24, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An appeals court says a Pennsylvania school district can allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the sex with which they identify.
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Philly Tribune | May 23, 2018
Kevin Hart arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif. - Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
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Philly Tribune | May 23, 2018
The shelter at Kensington Avenue and Willard Street opens at 6 p.m. daily. — Kimberly Paynter/WHYY
In taking on 'Solo,' Ehrenreich faced an unenviable task | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 23, 2018
In this May 12, 2018 photo, actor Alden Ehrenreich, who portrays a young Han Solo in the film, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" appears at a portrait session in Pasadena, Calif. The film tells the backstory of the character that…
Chester consultant recommends selling Chester Water Authority | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
Consultants advising Chester recommend selling the Chester Water Authority to boost city finances - a move authority officials say would increase rates for customers and be tied up in court for years.In a May 4 report entitled, "Financial Condition Assessment of the City of Chester," Econsult Soluti...
Veterans place American flags at graves in recognition of Memorial Day | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
WEST GOSHEN >> In recognition of Memorial Day, American flags were lovingly placed on the graves of veterans at the cemeteries located on the Old Pottstown Pike hill, to the north of the borough.On Wednesday, fellow veterans with their arms full of both retired and new flags stooped over hundreds of...
County lauds WCU for increasing mental health awareness | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
West Chester >> Chester County's Board of Commissioners awarded a proclamation on Tuesday to West Chester University for its commitment to address mental health issues on the campus, and in the Chester County area through its Community Mental Health Clinic, as well as its training certification cour...
Kennett teacher wins Chester County Art Association award | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
Kennett Square >> Kennett High School art teacher Tom Hironimus recently received the inaugural Excellence in Teaching award given by the Chester County Art Association. Hironimus was presented with the award at the 44th annual Chester County High School Art Festival banquet on April 23.Hironimus be...
Three local students earn Congressional Medals | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
Malvern >> U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6 of West Goshen, presented the Congressional Award Bronze Medal to three local students who volunteered a combined total of 300 hours in the community and achieved goals each of them set for personal development.During a ceremony at Great Valley High School, Co...
Police seek suspect in connection with Collegium Charter School burglary | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
West Whiteland >> The West Whiteland Township Police Department is attempting to identify the person pictured in connection with a burglary at the Collegium Charter School on April 1. The person pictured stole approximately $2,000 worth of school supplies, including an AED, police said. Anyone who c...
Coatesville students participate in a historical walking tour in Coatesville | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
COATESVILLE >> Students in Dr. Lisa Doan-Harley's unique Historical Research and Preservation course took a walking tour of the city.Currently the course is focused on the preservation and restoration of the Gardener-Beale House, located on the grounds of the Coatesville Area High School campus.
Philly Tribune | May 23, 2018
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man who threatened a shooting at an Ohio high school has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
West Chester >> The West Chester Downtown Foundation will host the 16th annual Up on the Roof event on Saturday, June 2, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.Visitors can take in the beautiful views from the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Garage as they celebrate and support Downtown West Chester. Festivities kick...
Daily Local | May 23, 2018
Every few years, Congress passes a pork-laden monstrosity called a farm bill. This year's farm legislation was no different.When the House rejected the $867 billion farm bill proposal last Friday, the result was not because of its core intentions but because negotiations didn't result in a promise f...
The Latest: Lawmaker rules bar Greitens' witness questions | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 22, 2018
In this May 17, 2018, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stands off to the side before stepping up to the podium to deliver remarks to a small group of supporters near the capitol announcing the release of funds for the…
Man makes police brutality claims; 2 officers get fired | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 22, 2018
In this May 18, 2018 photograph taken from news video, James Barnett of Laurel, Miss., shows the injuries he allegedly sustained after two Laurel police officers pursued and arrested him after he turned around from a police checkpoint May 16.…
Immigration, education key in primaries for Georgia governor | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | May 22, 2018
In preparation for election day Tuesday, Jonathan Taylor, right and his dad, David Taylor haul voting equipment into the polling location at St. Mark United Methodist Church Monday, May 21, 2018 in Augusta, Ga. (Michael Holahan /The Augusta Chronicle via…
Local Scout earns prestigious award | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 22, 2018
West Chester Mayor Dianne Herrin, left, Supernova Award recipient Senthil Vel, and Scout Mentor Tom Iivari, right, celebrate Senthil's achievement at the recent Chester County Boy Scouts Troop 6 Court of Honor. Vel is one of just six scouts in the Chester County Boy Scout Council to earn the award.
Parade schedules announced for Memorial Day | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 22, 2018
KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade Chairman Bill Taylor has announced that Staff Sgt. Communications Harry F. Brown and Tech Sgt. Gerald Breeden are the parade marshals for 2018. The parade will be held at mid-town on May 28.Brown, a veteran of the U.S. Army from World War II, enli...
Good Fellowship Ambulance sets public open house | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 22, 2018
West Chester >> Good Fellowship Ambulance in West Chester Borough will allow the residents in their coverage area, for the first time, to get an up close and personal look at their newest life-saving capability of pre-hospital advanced life support service at their annual open house Wednesday.Earlie...
Upper Darby employee charged with pocketing $216,000 in cash tax payments | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 22, 2018
MEDIA COURTHOUSE>> A former longtime clerk in the Upper Darby Tax Office is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $216,000 in tax payments over six years."This young lady abused her position of trust," said Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland at a press conf...
Even more fun and games on tap for this year's Strawberry Festival | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 22, 2018
WEST BRANDYWINE >> The 46th annual Strawberry Festival, one of the most anticipated events in Chester County, kicks off Thursday, May 31 on the grounds of the Brandywine Hospital.The annual four-day, family-oriented extravaganza that typically attracts tens of thousands of people features fireworks,...
Activists organize to fight Pottstown YMCA closure | Daily Local
Daily Local | May 22, 2018
POTTSTOWN >> Everything from seeking help from Philadelphia Eagles players to staging a protest outside the Philadelphia-Freedom Valley YMCA headquarters in Conshohocken is on the table as a growing crowd of community groups continue to work to prevent the closure of the YMCA next month.In response ...